Controller, Canada

Posted 26 Feb 2019

Mississauga, Ontario - Canada

Req Id 188619


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who we are: EMD Serono a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, focused on specialty care. The Canadian healthcare commercial business has a deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, and a strong pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology.

Your Role:

The Controller, Canada is a key business partner, fully supporting the Managing Director of EMD Inc. Canada by providing appropriate strategic and operational financial information as well as business insights. As a member of the Canadian Leadership Team, you will be responsible for preparing regional quarterly business reviews for Regional and/or global Executive Committee and presenting quarterly and forecasted performance in partnership with the Managing Director. You will make proactive recommendations on business strategy opportunities and areas for improvement, including developing business models, performing financial and business analyses, and follow-up on new opportunities and acquisitions, including alliances and partnerships. You will also manage commercial performance as an LT member and highlight financial risks and opportunities to the management team.

As the Controller, you will understand business and market dynamics and proactively to ensure key stakeholders understand financial outcomes and have a proactive partnership with key stakeholders to ensure optimized use of financial resources in alignment with strategy to maximize profitability and sustainability. You will have oversight of all areas of divisional financial support on a local level, including but not limited to financial reporting and forecasting, business analysis, risk reporting, and more, as well as oversight and responsibility for accurate forecasts (OP, F1, F3, F3, LBE, SD). You will have oversight and responsibility for, along with the team, preparing accurate periodic reporting (Closing & LBE activity, P&L analyses, Business performance KPI’s), as well as analyzing and explaining Gross and Net Sales and variances, and Volume and Price and variances with market and competition analysis when applicable. You will ensure internal controls and compliance are enforced, with strong collaboration with FO organization.

Who You Are: You have a Bachelor’s or higher, Master’s degree preferred with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred. You will have 5+ working years in finance, preferably in Controlling or Strategic Planning. You will have pervious success in cross functional leadership as part of a senior leadership team, and a successful relationship with regional and/or global in liaison roles. You have demonstrated strong leadership skills and ability to address critical and challenging situations as well as strategic thinking as a business partner, translating business conversations into financials, and translating complex information into comprehensible and actionable insights. You have experience with both project and change management and have the ability to work effectively under very tight deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously. You have excellent analytical skills and the ability to make recommendations to teams and senior management and have basic accounting knowledge. You also have knowledge of software including Microsoft Office (especially Excel), SAP and Planning tools (GAUSS, TM1, Tableau, etc.).


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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